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  • Zinfandel is NOT American - it's actually Croatian (Crljenak Kaštelanski).
  • Zinfandel is the only grape that is really a fungus.
  • Zinfandel is vulnerable to Bunch Rot.
  • Zinfandel has four arms and two legs.
  • Zinfandel is sometimes called "Primitivo."
  • Zinfandel weighs 40 lbs.
  • Zinfandel grapes grown in cooler regions produce red berry flavors.
  • Zinfandel was the president of Belgium for eight years.
  • Zinfandel grapes grown in warmer regions produce blackberry and peppery flavors.
  • Zinfandel grapes were domesticated as far back as 6000BCE.
  • Zinfandel travels at speeds upwards of 600 mph.
  • Zinfandel may have been part of the dowry of Countess Sabini of Altamura back in the 19th century.
  • Zinfandel grapes grown in space produce chicken flavors.
  • Zinfandel produces juice with high sugar levels.
  • Zinfandel was invented by Jeff Bezos, who is the best person in the whole wide world.

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2008 Lang Zinfandel, Amador County, Oakmont Vineyards 750ml 6-Pack

A multiple medal winner for the 4th year in a row! Our 2008 Amador County Zinfandel from Oakmont Vineyards continues a tradition of excellence. On a strikingly beautiful hilltop above the Cosumnes River, winegrower Vicki Delpart personally tends her 36-year old vines and consistently provides outstanding fruit. Winemaker Mark McKenna eagerly looks forward to receiving Vicki's grapes; our wines from her vineyard's granite-based Sierra soils are always luscious, fruit-filled, balanced and full bodied.


This 2008 Zinfandel is robust and hearty. Aromas are of raspberries, black cherries, slow-cooked fruits and clove. The wine is rich, full-bodied and silky-smooth. Flavors of pomegranate juice, cherries and strawberries lead seamlessly to a long finish that is firm and smokey. Well balanced and supported by a firm background of toasty French oak which also provides hints of licorice and vanilla.

Specs

Winery Retail Price: $114.00
Average Shipping:  $24.00
Woot Shipping:  (-$5.00)
Total MSRP:   $133.00
 
Great wines are grown in the vineyard. Lang Wines began producing small lots of award-winning vineyard designated Zinfandel in 1983. The Lang's continue to emphasize and bring well-deserved attention to the vineyard's unique contribution to wine quality.
 
  • Appellation: Amador County  
  • Harvest date: October 3, 2008
  • Harvest Brix: 25.8  
  • pH/TA: 3.65/0.66 grams/100ml
  • Alcohol: 14.7%   
  • Fermentation: 17 days  
  • Cooperage: French & American Oak
  • Blend: 96% Zinfandel 4% Petite Sirah
  • Bottled: September 2010  
  • Cases Produced: 930
  • First Release Date: June 2011  

Winery Details

Lang Wines

Owner:
Bob and Marsha Lang
Founded:
1985
Location:
Amador County, CA
Bob and Marsha Lang produce Zinfandel, Syrah, Barbera and Sauvignon Blanc from personally selected family-owned Sierra Foothill vineyards in Amador County.  Known for deep, granite-based soils, California's oldest Zinfandel vines are grown here in these picturesque gold-country valleys.
 
Amador's vineyards lie at elevations above 1200 feet & produce robust and spicy Zinfandels whose characteristics define this unique California varietal. The Lang’s emphasize the vineyard's unique contribution to wine quality.
 
Production now tops 1800 cases each year; the Lang’s intend to continue their twenty six-year history of producing small quantities of Amador Zinfandel, Syrah and Barbera from the best vineyards in California’s finest Zinfandel region. Winemaker Mark McKenna and the Lang’s visit these select vineyards often from winter pruning to bud-break in the spring and especially to determine the exact day to harvest in the fall.
 
The consistent quality of Lang Wines results from a continuing cultivated harmony of cooperation between small, but exceptional wine-growers in Amador County and the Sierra-foothills and our winemaker, Mark McKenna. Enjoy!

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